NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson* 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1944
16. Chris Paul 1873
17. Isiah Thomas* 1861
18. Kevin Garnett 1859
19. Don Buse 1818
20. Shawn Marion 1759
21. Paul Pierce 1751
22. Magic Johnson* 1724
23. Ron Harper 1716
24. LeBron James 1715
25. Metta World Peace 1714
26. Fat Lever 1666
27. Charles Barkley* 1648
28. Gus Williams 1638
29. Hersey Hawkins 1622
30. Eddie Jones 1620
31. Rod Strickland 1616
32. Mark Jackson 1608
33. Terry Porter 1583
34. Doc Rivers 1563
35. Larry Bird* 1556
36. Doug Christie 1555
37. Andre Miller 1546
38. Nate McMillan 1544
39. Jason Terry 1537
40. Jeff Hornacek 1536
41. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
43. Kendall Gill 1519
44. Andre Iguodala 1510
45. Reggie Miller* 1505
46. Dennis Johnson* 1477
47. Dwyane Wade 1471
48. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
49. Ray Allen 1451
50. George McGinnis 1448
51. Jerome Kersey 1439
52. Tim Hardaway 1428
53. Randy Smith 1403
54. Clifford Robinson 1402
55. Vince Carter 1393
56. David Robinson* 1388
57. Bobby Jones 1387
58. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
59. Monta Ellis 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
62. Derek Fisher 1352
63. Charles Oakley 1351
64. Mike Gale 1349
65. Rickey Green 1348
66. Quinn Buckner 1337
67. T.R. Dunn 1316
68. Manu Ginobili 1311
69. Latrell Sprewell 1294
70. Alvan Adams 1289
71. Vlade Divac 1288
72. George Gervin* 1283
73. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
75. John Lucas 1273
76. Trevor Ariza 1270
77. Kenny Anderson 1258
78. Terry Cummings 1255
79. Grant Hill 1248
80. Rajon Rondo 1233
81. Brevin Knight 1229
82. Tyrone Corbin 1228
83. Byron Scott 1224
84. Robert Parish* 1219
85. Mitch Richmond* 1211
86. Reggie Theus 1206
87. Gerald Wallace 1200
88. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
90. Ray Williams 1198
91. Chris Webber 1197
92. Dan Majerle 1194
93. Norm Nixon 1187
94. Shawn Kemp 1185
95. Mike Bibby 1172
96. Calvin Murphy* 1165
97. Caron Butler 1163
98. Jack Sikma 1162
99. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
100. Robert Horry 1158
101. Jay Humphries 1153
102. Chris Ford 1152
103. Fred Brown 1149
104. Horace Grant 1143
105. Terrell Brandon 1142
106. Sedale Threatt 1138
107. Dirk Nowitzki 1137
108. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
110. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
112. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
113. Sleepy Floyd 1120
  Lindsey Hunter 1120
115. Rashard Lewis 1115
116. Nick Anderson 1114
117. Stephen Jackson 1109
118. Brian Taylor 1106
119. Sam Perkins 1105
120. Rick Barry* 1104
121. Tony Allen 1102
122. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
123. Russell Westbrook 1092
  Larry Hughes 1092
125. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
127. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
130. Josh Smith 1083
131. Kevin Johnson 1082
132. Michael Adams 1081
133. Buck Williams 1080
134. Tom Gugliotta 1079
135. Paul Millsap 1075
136. Derrick McKey 1072
  Jamal Crawford 1072
138. Alex English* 1067
139. Johnny Newman 1064
140. Sam Cassell 1058
141. Raymond Felton 1056
142. Lionel Hollins 1053
143. Chauncey Billups 1051
144. Michael Cage 1050
145. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
146. Antawn Jamison 1048
147. Darwin Cook 1044
148. James Worthy* 1041
149. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
  Joe Johnson 1033
152. Tim Duncan 1025
  Mickey Johnson 1025
154. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
156. Thaddeus Young 1018
157. Johnny Moore 1017
158. Carmelo Anthony 1011
159. Rudy Gay 1008
160. Avery Johnson 1007
161. Mike Conley 1006
162. John Drew 1004
163. Danny Manning 1000
164. Sam Lacey 999
165. Paul Pressey 997
166. Michael Finley 996
167. Jason Richardson 995
168. Foots Walker 992
169. Craig Ehlo 989
170. Shane Battier 988
171. Dell Curry 985
172. Tony Parker 982
173. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
175. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
177. Robert Reid 973
178. Kirk Hinrich 972
  Nene Hilario 972
180. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
182. Kyle Lowry 963
  Stephen Curry 963
184. Slick Watts 961
185. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
187. Brent Barry 955
188. Damon Stoudamire 953
189. Larry Kenon 952
  Mike Woodson 952
191. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
193. Adrian Dantley* 944
194. Dan Issel* 943
195. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
197. M.L. Carr 939
  Gerald Henderson 939
199. Fatty Taylor 935
200. Jason Williams 933
201. Darrell Griffith 931
202. Allen Leavell 929
203. Vern Fleming 926
204. Sidney Moncrief 924
205. Spud Webb 922
206. Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
  James Posey 917
209. John Long 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  Aaron McKie 912
212. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
214. Gerald Wilkins 907
215. Dwight Howard 903
216. Joe Dumars* 902
217. Steve Nash 899
218. Kenyon Martin 893
219. Marques Johnson 888
220. Greg Anthony 887
221. Tom Chambers 885
  Devin Harris 885
223. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
225. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
  J.R. Smith 880
227. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
229. Corey Brewer 877
  Greg Ballard 877
231. Bryon Russell 874
232. Earl Watson 873
233. Larry Nance 872
234. Mario Chalmers 871
235. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
237. Rodney Rogers 868
238. Bernard King* 866
239. Elvin Hayes* 864
240. Mark Price 860
241. Otis Birdsong 858
  Luol Deng 858
  Al Harrington 858
244. Deron Williams 856
  Detlef Schrempf 856
246. Bo Outlaw 855
247. James Harden 852
  Vinnie Johnson 852
249. Lamar Odom 848
250. Scott Wedman 846
  Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson* 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1944
15. Chris Paul 1873
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1859
18. Shawn Marion 1759
19. Paul Pierce 1751
20. Magic Johnson* 1724
21. Ron Harper 1716
22. LeBron James 1715
23. Metta World Peace 1714
24. Fat Lever 1666
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Terry Porter 1583
32. Doc Rivers 1563
33. Larry Bird* 1556
34. Doug Christie 1555
35. Andre Miller 1546
36. Nate McMillan 1544
37. Jason Terry 1537
38. Jeff Hornacek 1536
39. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
41. Kendall Gill 1519
42. Andre Iguodala 1510
43. Julius Erving* 1508
44. Reggie Miller* 1505
45. Dennis Johnson* 1477
46. Dwyane Wade 1471
47. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
48. Ray Allen 1451
49. Jerome Kersey 1439
50. Tim Hardaway 1428
51. Randy Smith 1403
52. Clifford Robinson 1402
53. Vince Carter 1393
54. David Robinson* 1388
55. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
56. Monta Ellis 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
59. Derek Fisher 1352
60. Charles Oakley 1351
61. Rickey Green 1348
62. Quinn Buckner 1337
63. T.R. Dunn 1316
64. Manu Ginobili 1311
65. Latrell Sprewell 1294
66. Alvan Adams 1289
67. Vlade Divac 1288
68. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
70. John Lucas 1273
71. Trevor Ariza 1270
72. Kenny Anderson 1258
73. Terry Cummings 1255
74. Grant Hill 1248
75. Rajon Rondo 1233
76. Brevin Knight 1229
77. Tyrone Corbin 1228
78. Byron Scott 1224
79. Robert Parish* 1219
80. Mitch Richmond* 1211
81. Reggie Theus 1206
82. Gerald Wallace 1200
83. Grant Long 1199
84. Ray Williams 1198
85. Chris Webber 1197
86. Dan Majerle 1194
87. Norm Nixon 1187
88. Shawn Kemp 1185
89. Mike Bibby 1172
90. Calvin Murphy* 1165
91. Caron Butler 1163
92. Jack Sikma 1162
93. Don Buse 1160
  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
95. Robert Horry 1158
96. Jay Humphries 1153
97. Chris Ford 1152
98. Fred Brown 1149
99. Horace Grant 1143
100. Terrell Brandon 1142
101. Sedale Threatt 1138
102. Dirk Nowitzki 1137
103. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
105. Darrell Armstrong 1133
  Danny Ainge 1133
107. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
108. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
110. Rashard Lewis 1115
111. Nick Anderson 1114
112. Stephen Jackson 1109
113. Sam Perkins 1105
114. Rick Barry* 1104
115. Tony Allen 1102
116. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
117. Russell Westbrook 1092
  Larry Hughes 1092
119. Rasheed Wallace 1090
  Darrell Walker 1090
121. Moses Malone* 1089
122. Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Lester Conner 1085
125. Josh Smith 1083
126. Kevin Johnson 1082
127. Michael Adams 1081
128. Buck Williams 1080
129. Tom Gugliotta 1079
130. Paul Millsap 1075
131. Derrick McKey 1072
  Jamal Crawford 1072
133. Alex English* 1067
134. Johnny Newman 1064
135. Sam Cassell 1058
136. Raymond Felton 1056
137. Lionel Hollins 1053
138. Chauncey Billups 1051
139. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
141. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
142. Antawn Jamison 1048
143. Darwin Cook 1044
144. James Worthy* 1041
145. Joe Johnson 1033
  Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
148. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
150. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
152. Thaddeus Young 1018
153. Johnny Moore 1017
154. Carmelo Anthony 1011
155. Rudy Gay 1008
156. Avery Johnson 1007
157. Mike Conley 1006
158. John Drew 1004
159. Danny Manning 1000
160. Sam Lacey 999
161. Paul Pressey 997
162. Michael Finley 996
163. Jason Richardson 995
164. Foots Walker 992
165. Craig Ehlo 989
166. Shane Battier 988
167. Dell Curry 985
168. Tony Parker 982
169. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
171. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
173. Robert Reid 973
174. Kirk Hinrich 972
  Nene Hilario 972
176. Marcus Camby 967
  Rick Fox 967
178. Kyle Lowry 963
  Stephen Curry 963
180. Slick Watts 961
181. Glen Rice 958
  Kevin Willis 958
183. Brent Barry 955
184. Damon Stoudamire 953
185. Mike Woodson 952
186. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
188. Adrian Dantley* 944
189. George Gervin* 941
190. Dudley Bradley 940
  Elton Brand 940
192. Gerald Henderson 939
193. Jason Williams 933
194. Darrell Griffith 931
195. Allen Leavell 929
196. Vern Fleming 926
197. Sidney Moncrief 924
198. George McGinnis 923
199. Spud Webb 922
200. Chris Morris 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  James Posey 917
203. Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
  John Long 912
206. Darnell Valentine 910
  World B. Free 910
208. Gerald Wilkins 907
209. Dwight Howard 903
210. Joe Dumars* 902
211. Steve Nash 899
212. Kenyon Martin 893
213. Marques Johnson 888
214. Greg Anthony 887
215. Tom Chambers 885
  Devin Harris 885
217. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
219. J.R. Smith 880
  Clarence Weatherspoon 880
221. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
223. Greg Ballard 877
  Corey Brewer 877
225. Bryon Russell 874
226. Earl Watson 873
227. Larry Nance 872
228. Mario Chalmers 871
229. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
231. Rodney Rogers 868
232. Bernard King* 866
233. Elvin Hayes* 864
234. Mark Price 860
235. Al Harrington 858
  Luol Deng 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
238. Detlef Schrempf 856
  Deron Williams 856
240. Bo Outlaw 855
241. Vinnie Johnson 852
  James Harden 852
243. Lamar Odom 848
244. Scott Wedman 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Larry Steele 846
247. Mike Gale 840
  Otis Thorpe 840
249. Kevin Porter 830
  Eric Murdock 830

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Larry Kenon 277
  Gene Littles 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier* 236
29. Darnell Hillman 223
  John Williamson 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. George Carter 164
  Maurice Lucas 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Byron Beck 155
  Bill Keller 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. John Roche 120
  Al Skinner 120
68. Charles Edge 117
  Mike Jackson 117
  George Thompson 117
71. Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
  Donnie Freeman 113
73. Marv Roberts 110
  Moses Malone* 110
75. Travis Grant 106
  Swen Nater 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. George Adams 88
  Joe Hamilton 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. Steve Jones 79
  David Vaughn 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Lloyd Batts 73
  Cincinnatus Powell 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty* 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. Jimmy Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Rick Mount 55
  Billy Harris 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Don Adams 51
  Wilbert Robinson 51
115. Mark Olberding 50
  Scott English 50
117. Mike Flynn 44
  Julius Keye 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Willard Sojourner 40
  Lionel Billingy 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Monte Towe 37
  Bob Netolicky 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Steve Green 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
  Roger Brown 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Roy Ebron 16
  Jim Ard 16
  Henry Ward 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Hank Williams 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
  Clyde Dickey 14
144. George Lehmann 13
  Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
  Simmie Hill 13
148. George Bucci 12
  Aulcie Perry 12
  Harry Rogers 12
151. Jerry Chambers 11
  Jimmy Conner 11
153. Milt Williams 10
  Allen Murphy 10
155. Marvin Webster 9
  Goose Ligon 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
158. Jim McDaniels 8
  Bill Higgins 8
160. Art Williams 7
  John Beasley 7
162. Wayne Pack 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
166. Sam Cash 5
  Rick Darnell 5
  Ron King 5
  Joby Wright 5
170. Paul Stovall 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Ken Smith 4
  Greg Lee 4
  Gary Gregor 4
  Collis Temple 4
176. Nathaniel Barnett 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
  Bob Arnzen 3
179. Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
  Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
184. Bernie Williams 1
  Roy McPipe 1
  Bob Lackey 1
187. Billy James 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Mike Lewis 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Stan Love 0
  Mo Layton 0
  Larry Cannon 0
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